Super Eagles goalkeeper Maduka Okoye has signed for Eredivisie side Sparta Rotterdam on a two-year deal the Dutch club confirmed on Monday.
The deal for the 20-year-old who joins on a free transfer from Bundesliga side Fortuna Dusseldorf includes an option for a further two seasons.
“Sparta Rotterdam has strengthened itself, with the exception of the medical examination, with Maduka Okoye. The Nigeria international signs for two seasons, with an option for two more seasons,” Sparta announced on their official Twitter page.
Okoye was born in Germany to a Nigerian father and a German mother and grew up in the city of Dusseldorf.
He spent three years at hometown club Fortuna Dusseldorf which he joined in 2017 from Bayer Leverkusen.
He, however, found game time limited at Fortuna during his stay and featured mostly for the youth side in Germany’s fourth-tier Regionalliga West.
He was elevated to the senior side this season but never made an appearance for the main team before his departure.
Okoye made his debut for the Nigerian national team as a second-half substitute for the injured Francis Uzoho in November 2019 a month after he’d earned his first call up to the squad for a friendly against Ukraine.
He moves to the Eredivisie in search of regular football in a bid to cement his claim to the Super Eagles number one jersey.